Arts and cultural person of the month

Fraser Coast Regional Council will award an individual junior and senior Arts and Cultural Person of the month award.

This award recognised outstanding regional Arts and Cultural Persons in the Fraser Coast Community.

This might be someone who works in the following areas:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
  • Community Arts and Cultural Development
  • Dance
  • Emerging and Experimental Arts
  • Literature
  • Multi-art form
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

Nomination Information

The award is open to Arts and Cultural Persons who have their primary residence in the Fraser Coast region;

Categories are determined by age:
Junior Arts and Cultural Person is determined as under 18 years of age.  
Senior Art and Cultural Person is determined as 18 years of age and older.

The award is given for an outstanding activities by Arts and Cultural Persons as judged by the Panel;
The decision of the Panel is final and no discussion will be entered in to.
Award winners will be automatically entered into the Cultural or Young Cultural Award of the Year as part of the Australia Day Awards.

Guidelines   Apply now

Selection of Winners

The selection panel will review nominations each month and choose one junior and one senior individual Arts and Cultural Person.

All winners will receive:

  • A framed certificate
  • A $50 voucher to a local business or attraction
  • A profile in the quarterly Fraser Coast Regional Council Scene publication

February 2021 Winner

  • Chloe Ernst

    The talented dancer is the Fraser Coast Arts and Cultural Award winner of the month for February 2021.
    Chloe has demonstrated resilience, determination whilst using her passion and drive to continue to develop and strive for improvement in the field of dance.
    During COVID-19 lockdown Chloe continued to seek out innovative opportunities to develop her dancing technique.
    Whilst completing her schooling online she trained with her local studio via zoom classes, and additionally trained with a range of Australian based choreographers and teachers via an online platform.
    The high schooler dances six days a week including teacher junior classes!
    Following the relaxation of restrictions, Chloe has utilised the training and knowledge that she gained throughout these experiences in a range of live competitions throughout Queensland. Highlights from these include:
    • Awarded Age Champion and Title winner at two regional events.
    • Modern Solo Champion at a regional event, placing 1st or 2nd in her qualifying solo sections.
    • National Finals competition in October she was awarded the Ballet National Champion, Runner up Champion for Lyrical, 3rd Place Champion for Demi Character and Self Choreography and 5th Place for Contemporary.